Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Millefiori

I love Millefiori. I don't know what it is about the designs that call to me so much, but I love anything made with the technique.

I saw this vase at a local garden shop the other day, and it was listed at a very affordable price.

Millefiori means "a thousand flowers" in Italian, and it is a type of Murano glass filled with floral designs.
The picture didn't show this part very well, but when held to the light you can see all the way through and the different colors send out sparkles.

The technique can also be applied to beads and clay used for jewelry and other items.

Look at those colors. It almost looks like candy.

Kaffe Fassett uses many different Millefiori patterns in his fabric. Another reason why I love Kaffe fabrics so much.
I made a quilt this last year out of Kaffe's. Many of my centers were Millefiori patterns.

The quilt pattern is called "Round About" by Heather Mulder Peterson.
Enjoy!




12 comments:

Carol said...

What a pretty, pretty vase. Oh I love your quilt. That pattern sure showcases that pretty fabric.

CabbageQuilts said...

I love that vase Nedra, it's so pretty you don't even need to put anything in it! Your Kaffe quilt is beautiful, doesn't he do Milefiore well? xo

Stephanie said...

Beautiful and I'm glad you said what pattern. LOVE it. I think I have that pattern somewhere.

Joanna said...

Oh wow oh WOW I am totally in love with that vase - it could very well be the most perfect vase I've ever seen!! I would have bought it too - no matter what the price lol!! And you know I love the Kaffe fabrics ;)

Trisha said...

That vase is gorgeous! And so is your quilt!

Sherri said...

Thanks so much for all of the info on Millefiori...it was fascinating! Your vase is gorgeous as is your quilt! I'm going to start collecing Kaffe fabrics...and I'll be calling you for advice when I'm ready to start putting them together!

Material Mary said...

Wow--Love the vase and equally love the Kaffe quilt. I just love how Kaffe combines unusual colors and achieves that prolific rich color palate that he does so well. Great job.
Mary

dotti white said...

So beautiful--that vase, Nedra! Thanks for sharing and for sharing your beautiful quilt!

Dawn said...

It reminds me of Christmas candy!! Your quilt is beautiful!

Janet said...

I love that vase, I'm very jealous! The Kaffe quilt is wonderful with it.

angelabe said...

Complimenti per il trapunto!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Did I ever see this quilt? I don't remember it. It is lovely. So exactly like the millifloral you describe. The vase is amazing. I'd really not been exposed to this idea before. New to me. Don't you love seeing new and different things! What a great idea to bring that out in a quilt. Really amazing. I am going back to look at it again.